We’ve been told that Iceland is very scenic and beautiful, so we looked forward to the drive to see as many waterfalls as we could.
Google Maps: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland
Car GPS: Seljalandsfloss
After you park your car, you’ll see this waterfall. At a distance, it doesn’t look very impressive since there are pockets of waterfall missing. Don’t be fooled.
This “small” waterfall is accessible by walking up a wooden staircase. You can actually walk behind the waterfall. The area in the middle behind the waterfall is all natural rock. It does get slippery, so be careful and wear the appropriate shoes. I wore a pair of boots I bought off Amazon, which were not waterproof so I do not recommend it (I bought Anhu hiking boots after this trip to be better prepared for future hikes).
Without the proper footwear, you can still see how amazing the waterfall is.
And the view is great if you stay outside the “splash” zone.
First time walking behind a waterfall! Pretty cool but definitely slippery!
Pretty cool, eh? 🙂
My favorite photo–a silhouette!
A short drive away is our next waterfall vista. Along the drive, we saw wide open grassy areas… and cute homes.
Google Maps: Skógafoss, Iceland
Car GPS: Skogafoss
We saw this along the way to the Black Sand Beach and had to stop by. The waterfall is much bigger than Seljalandsfoss. There was a long walkway up on both sides but we did not climb up (since we didn’t have enough time).
Travel Date: September 2016
Location: South Iceland